House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said over the weekend that Democrats were “very concerned” over the prospect that President Joe Biden could soon be impeached by the Republican-controlled chamber.
McCarthy made the remarks during a Sunday interview with Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures” when asked what additional evidence Republicans were seeking in their investigation into the Biden family and whether they were bribed in exchange for getting a Ukrainian prosecutor fired from investigating Burisma, where Hunter Biden was on the board.
“We find new information each week,” he said. “We did not know about the whistleblowers coming forth. We did not know of all these times that the president lied to the American public. Each step we take contradicts what the Bidens had said before. Could you imagine being a sitting vice president, and your family’s members set up 20 shell companies?”
“And then they deal with foreign countries, that you have got 16 of 17 payments from Romania while you’re vice president,” he continued. “And then we have the vice president, now president, claiming that he utilized American tax dollars to withhold from Ukraine to get a prosecutor fired.”
McCarthy said that lawmakers learned during their summer recess about the amount of pressure that Hunter Biden and one his business partners was under to get the prosecutor removed from investigating the company.
“So there’s a lot of questions still. And to be able to get the answers to these questions, you would need an impeachment inquiry to empower Congress, Republicans and Democrats, to be able to get the answers that the American people deserve to know,” he continued. “I have had Democrats now tell me they’re very concerned because they back this president based upon what he told America. And with each turn, we find that is not true.”